Bulletin - Sacred Heart RC Church
R.C. Parish of the Sacred Heart,
Parish Priest: - Father Jim Dunne.
Address: - Sacred Heart Presbytery,
Great North Road, North Gosforth,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EB
Telephone: (0191) 236 3182
Deacon: John Hawthorne: 243 2379
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.sacredheartng.org.uk
Primary School: (0191) 285 2437;
Hall Bookings: Joan Donnelly: 236 5588.
8th February 2015
This Weekend: 5th
Sunday of the Year
Holy Souls (U.B.)
Next Weekend: 6th Sunday of the Year
6.30 pm Dec’d, McKiernan,Coughlan+Boyd Fams
10:00 am Parishioners
6.30 pm Jim Grey (Cramlington) T. & F. B.
Feasts & Mass Intentions during the Week
Our Lady of Lourdes
SS Cyril, Monk & Methodius
Laurie Barron (SW)
Spiritual Programme (These events take place in the day chapel.)
11:00 - 2:00 pm
7:30 - 9:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 pm
12 noon - 1:00 pm
5:45 - 6:25 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - for specific times, see rota in porch.
Bible Discussion Group, 2nd Tues each month. Next meeting - Feb 10th
Prayer Group: Prayer & Praise
’True Life in God’ Prayer group, with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confession
10am CHILDREN’S LIT
Anne & Claire
10am SERVERS’ TEAM
PRAYER OF THE
M Child / J Jennings
M McKenna / C Weddell
M Porteous / T Baker
R & J James
COMPOSER OF THE PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL: K Hawthorne
10am CHILDREN’S LIT
Sonia & Natalie
10am SERVERS’ TEAM
J & J Donnelly
C Brewis / E Henderson
E Henderson / H Dixon
COMPOSER OF THE PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL: J Hawthorne
Martin Mannion of Prudhoe, ex
teacher at St Cuthbert’s High School.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them May
they rest in peace. Amen.
Please pray for those who are ill, and their carers:
Fr Richard Harriott
This weekend, we baptize into the Catholic Church:
Finlay Arthur, of Brunton Lane.
Last Weekend’s Collection = £ 429.08
Many thanks for your continuing support.
This bulletin is also on the parish website. If you do NOT wish someone’s name to appear on the internet, please tell us as soon as possible.
‘FORWARD TOGETHER IN HOPE’
Fr Jim writes: Fr Jim O’Keefe and Mr
Tony Sacco lead the project, which is to
be a no-holds-barred analysis of the
whole Hexham & Newcastle diocese, so
that serious plans can be made for the
future. They will soon ask each parish to
share in a profile of what goes on in its
area - both positive & negative. Of about
105 priests in parish work, more than 45
of us are aged over 65. In addition, some
parishes need subsidies to keep going.
This means the survey must be practical
& honest. There are bound to be
amalgamations at the end of it. (The
questions: where? and with whom?)
There MUST be more co-operation
between laity & clergy, since (to quote
politicians) we are all in it together.
Bishop Seamus asks us to see this process
as both a challenge and an opportunity. I
hope & pray that we in this area can
play a useful part - both as a parish
where we do work together, and as a
source of ideas for other areas. Ged
Downey, from our parish pastoral
council, has kindly volunteered to be our
link with Fr Jim O’Keefe & Tony Sacco.
There will soon be a meeting between
them and the various parish reps.
“Snow White and the Four Dwarfs”
Fr Jim writes: Well, I saw it last
Saturday evening, and
really enjoyed it. The
clergy (= me) did get a
mauling in the script.
That said, the panto
was very well written
this year: the “plot” (if you can call it
that..) was tightly controlled, and the
audience was well entertained. At the
end, Snow White got her man, and
everyone (except the baddy) lived
happily ever after. A novelty was the 3
witches - they were hideous (that means
well made-up) - but turned out to be
goodies!!! I wish to thank the writer,
producer, director, actors, actresses,
erectors, caterers, back-stage & front of
house people, and everyone, for giving
the parish a good laugh in the depths of
winter. I’m now planning my revenge...
LOST and FOUND:
Have you lost a sticker Lego book at
Saturday's panto performance? Or a pair
of black suede gloves with a bow on ? or
a fingerless pair of black gloves with
sparkles on the back? Contact Amanda
Pritchard to retrieve your lost property.
2015 1st COMMUNION PROGRAMME
Fr Jim writes: Following Saturday
session, there is
liturgy at the
10am Mass this
Sunday. Normal system: assemble at
back of church, from 9.55am. The
catechists will do material both for the 1st
Communion children and the group who
are usually there. Refreshments after Mass
in the hall.
Parents’ Meeting to plan 1st Confessions
will be in the hall on Monday, February
9th, 7pm. It’s essential that we meet up,
to get the atmosphere for this difficult
sacrament right, as there are still lots of
people with the wrong idea (or no idea at
all...) about it. Refreshments, as usual.
1st Confessions: Thursday, March 5, 7pm.
1st Communions: Sat., June 13, 10am.
FOOD, etc FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS
We have been asked to remind you to try
to continue offering tinned food, etc, in
the large plastic bins in the
sacristy. There are quite a few
people in the Tyneside area who
get little (or no) help from any
authority for food & clothes. In
addition, if you could offer some
gent’s shoes (used, but in good
condition, and wrapped in plastic bags)
that would be much appreciated. Many
thanks for your help
1st COMMUNION PRAYER SPONSORS
Ged Downey writes: Many thanks to
everyone who volunteered for this prayer
ministry. We now have enough prayer
sponsors for all the children who will make
their Communion this summer.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE.
Departing 3rd May from Leeds with Jet2, 7
and transfers for £499. Or
join 50,000 young people
for the Medjugorje Youth
Festival departing 30th
July. Contact Jonathan on 02032892627
£180 Has bee sent to the above charity
from this parish. Boxes will be emptied
again in April. Thank you.
NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS
Next Sunday = 5th of the Year (B):Leviticus 13:1-2+45-46;
1st Cor’ians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45.
RECYCLING - WITH AMANDA PRITCHARD
Please cut the stamps off your letters
(with a small frame) and give them to
Amanda; she deposits them at Trinity Cafe
to help funds at St Oswald’s hospice.
If you have gift bags, either re-use them,
or give them to her; she’ll pass them on to
the RVI for patients with drains after
surgery. (NB: sorry, bottle-bags are NOT
available at the
back of church. Sheila Cunningham
(counters), Monica Jackson (welcomers) &
the parish are grateful to you for your
continuing help in these important tasks.
POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS TO US
Money must serve, NOT rule!
The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor
alike, but he is obliged, in the name of
Christ, to remind all that the rich must
help, respect and promote the poor.
Minutes of the last Parish Pastoral Council
are available at the back of church and on
the parish website.
Annual National SVP Raffle. Tickets 50p
available at back of Church; first prize
£3,000. Ticket stubs and money to be
returned by 21 March 15. Please support .
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
As many of you know Theresa & I fundraise
for the Little Sisters of the Poor. We
collect olf military medals (any conflict,
any date, any country), old currency
(foriegn or unused holiday 'shrapnel'), old
broken gold & silver (earring backs, broken
chains or watches) & used postage stamps
from any country.We really need YOUR
help to continue. To date we have raised
about £3000 but more is needed.What do
you get in return? A share in the prayers &
Masses of the sisters.
We want to carry on but cannot do it
alone. Ask your friends & family to help
David & Theresa O'Neill
FR JIM’S NOTES
CHURCH SOUND. If you wear a hearing aid, use the “T” setting for our loop system.
TAILPIECE: Geordie-land: (1) At a man’s funeral, the coffin was being taken round a corner, when the
bearers banged it into a wall. A groan came from inside - he was still alive!! He lived another 10 years, then
died. At the 2nd funeral, his wife said to the bearers: “Mind, you lot: keep away from that wall...” (2) A small
girl was going through her grandparents’ old family bible, when a leaf fell out. It had been pressed and kept
there for years. The girl said: “Nanna, I’ve just found Adam’s undies...” (3) A lazy(?) vicar used to save work
by simply pressing the “replace” command on the computer for funeral service-sheet names. The last dead
person had been Mary. At the next funeral, the people were saying the Creed, when they read out...”Jesus
Christ, born of the Virgin Betty”... (4) A man was getting ready to go out drinking. He told his wife to put her
coat on. She asked: “Eeh, Billy, am I coming an’aall?” He said: “Naa, pet. I’m just turning the heating off...”